This salad came about in a spurt of creativity—two, actually. I was wooed by the beets, which were on sale (because spring) and they rested a few rows down from the asparagus, which were also on sale and perfectly in season. At that moment, I no longer needed a good excuse to buy beets because […]
I don’t know anyone who actually enjoys eating the ends of a loaf of bread. If a freshly baked baguette is on the table, there may be one or two people who find pleasure in the heels, but when it comes to sandwich bread, ends are always passed over. Still, as someone who really dislikes […]
Beef Stroganoff was always one of my favorite meals as a kid. My mother made the best, in my opinion. As I revisited the recipe in my grown-and-married years, I was amused by how utterly dated the recipe feels. Can you just picture that retro plate? Poppyseed sprinkled egg noodles, stroganoff, a side of buttered […]
Cranberry is an underutilized fruit. Tart little suckers that they are, they are so delicious when sweetened in one manner or another. I always have a bag or two in my freezer after the holidays, and I wanted to find other uses for them, besides muffins and scones and pies—something healthier. This Cranberry Spiced Green […]
Doesn’t the Italian language make “Pasta and Beans” sound like a ballet? What began as a humble peasant dish has made its way around the world and onto many restaurant menus. After tasting a few, I decided some time ago to create my own.